How 'Bout Them Dawgs!

The Inside Story of Georgia Football's 2021 National Championship Season

Kirby Smart and Loran Smith

Photographs by Cassie Wright

Foreword by Vince Dooley

Title Details

Pages: 256

Illustrations: 150 color photographs

Trim size: 8.500in x 10.000in

Formats

Hardcover

Pub Date: 06/01/2023

ISBN: 9-780-8203-6522-0

List Price: $39.95

How 'Bout Them Dawgs!

The Inside Story of Georgia Football's 2021 National Championship Season

Kirby Smart and Loran Smith

Photographs by Cassie Wright

Foreword by Vince Dooley

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How ’Bout Them Dawgs! tells the behind-the-scenes story of the University of Georgia’s 2021 college football national championship season from the perspective of the man in charge: Kirby Smart.

In addition to offering his perspective on coaching, his defensive philosophy, the importance of recruiting, each of the fifteen games, and the celebrations that followed the last one, Coach Smart also tells a bit of his own story that started in Slapout, Alabama, in 1975 and ended at the height of the college football world on a January night in Indianapolis.

From the opening-game victory over perennial-power Clemson University to the undefeated march through the mighty SEC to the discouraging loss to the University of Alabama in the SEC Championship Game to the Dawgs’ eventual triumph over that same familiar foe in Indianapolis, Coach Smart and Loran Smith team up to provide an intimate look at the first team to win a college football national championship at the University of Georgia in more than four decades.

Vince Dooley, the last head coach to lead UGA to a college football national championship in 1980, and Jere W. Morehead, the president of the University of Georgia, offer their unique insights on the historic 2021 season and the elite team that made it happen as well. Featuring the profiles and recollections of players, coaches, and support staff—and handsomely illustrated with more than 100 never-before-seen photographs—How ’Bout Them Dawgs! is a unique keepsake for Dawg fans everywhere.

Jere W. Morehead

About the Author/Editor

Kirby Smart (Author)
KIRBY SMART is the head coach of the University of Georgia’s football team. In addition to the 2021 national championship, Smart has coached the Bulldogs to a runner-up finish in 2017, an SEC championship in 2017, and four SEC eastern division titles. Before taking the head job at UGA, Smart served as an assistant at Valdosta State University, Florida State University, Louisiana State University, the Miami Dolphins, and the University of Alabama. Smart earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Georgia in 1998 and a master’s in physical education from Florida State University in 2003.

Loran Smith (Author)
LORAN SMITH has spent most of his professional life at the University of Georgia. An inductee and past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, he currently serves as a fundraiser and historian for University of Georgia Athletics. Smith is the author or coauthor of eighteen books.